By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 04:34 pm A surveillance videoÂ shows a 60-year-old Jewish man being brutally mugged on a Midwood Sidewalk early Monday morning. The Daily News identified the victim as Eli Weinstein. The newspaper reports he was attacked by two hoodie-wearing assailants just before 1am on Avenue M near East 8th Street. The video, first published by JP Updates, shows the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 03:21 pm Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Ring in the New Year by watching the ball drop on the Parachute Jump in Coney Island. Then take a brisk dip with the Polar Bear’s the next day and finish the weekend by watching nature’s most spectacular fireworks display, theÂ Quadrantids meteor shower, with the park rangers [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 02:01 pm Police charged a Coney Island residentÂ with a hate crime after he allegedly chased four Pakistani men inÂ Marine Park Saturday night while screaming “I want to see Arab blood in the streets.” The Daily News reports thatÂ James Samways, who works as a janitor and UPS worker, was arraigned Sunday and charged with menacing as a hate [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 12:09 pm Below youâ€™ll find early week Sheepshead BayÂ subway changes on the B, F and Q lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see whatâ€™s happening this weekend. F Line Service restored at Avenue X. Effective 5am Monday, December 28 . ï¿¼F trains stop at Avenue X in both directions. B Line Brighton Beach-bound B [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 11:18 am Cops arrested the driver of white van who struck and killedÂ a 77-year-old woman last week while she crossed Gravesend Neck Road near East 21st Street. The NYPD says 23-year-old Zafrom Ghafoor has been charged with failure to yield and failure to exercise due care for the fatal crash. According to authorities,Â Ghafoor was driving a 2005 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 09:57 am Police are asking for the public’s assistanceÂ finding two men who were reported missing in southern BrooklynÂ on Christmas Day. The NYPD didÂ not say the missing person reports are related. Cops say 81-year-old Santos Carrasquillo was last seen leaving Coney Island Hospital just before 5am on December 25. Police describe Carrasquillo, a Coney Island resident, as five [...]
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By Sheepshead Bites on Dec 26, 2015 11:00 am Now that the holidays are over, itâ€™s time to ring in the New Year! Get a fresh start by recycling your holiday tree at one of the many MulchFest 2016 locations in Brooklyn on January 9 and 10. Your tree will be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! At certain locations, [...]